Newcastle United will take on Arsenal as they welcome them to St. James’ Park, hoping to secure all three points from this crucial contest. The Magpies will come into the match on the back of a splendid 3-1 victory over Southampton, so they will be confident going into this Premier League match-up.
Eddie Howe should probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make a few changes to the starting XI. Sean Longstaff is awaiting a late fitness test after suffering from an ankle injury; he should be able to return this weekend. On the other hand, Callum Wilson will push for a start after scoring two goals in the previous outing.
4-3-3 Newcastle United Predicted XI Vs Arsenal
Nick Pope will continue to function in goal for the Magpies, looking to earn a clean sheet this weekend. Sven Botman will form a defensive partnership with Fabian Schar at the heart of Newcastle’s backline as they focus on stopping the Gunners from causing too many problems during the game.
Kieran Trippier will operate as the right-back, while Dan Burn hopes to perform on the other side as the left-back. Both the Newcastle full-backs will be responsible for containing the opposition wingers and stopping them from creating chances from the wide areas.
Matt Targett will offer cover for the defensive positions as he takes a spot on the bench.
Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes and Joe Willock will operate in the central areas as they try to dominate possession at the centre of the park and engineer some decent chances in the final third.
Joelinton will fill in as the left-sided wide player, while Miguel Almiron replaces Jacob Murhpy on the right flank. Both of them would have to find a way to create more opportunities in front of the goal if the Magpies are to win this contest.
Callum Wilson will lead the Tyneside club’s charge on the field’s attacking end. The Swedish striker will fancy his chances of finding the back of the net and getting his name on the scoresheet again.
Jacob Murphy and Anthony Gordon will have to be content with a spot on the bench as they wait for an opportunity to shine in the game’s final quarter if Newcastle needs a goal by then.